The Baby Joins In

The Baby Joins InToday The Baby is saying ‘ba’. She is sitting on the floor, happily chattering: ‘Ba ba ba!’

The Toddler wanders over. She has her farm animals. We start doing animal noises. Silly Mummy asks, ‘What’s this?’
The Toddler replies, ‘Cow!’
‘What noise does a cow make?’
‘Moo!’
The Baby watches, fascinated. She smiles. She says, ‘Ba ba!’

We move on to the next animal. ‘What’s this?’
‘Pig!’
‘What noise does a pig make?’
‘Oink!’
‘Ba ba!’ says The Baby.

The Baby grabs the pig and starts to chew on it. Silly Mummy and The Toddler pick up another animal.
‘What’s this?’
‘Horse!’
‘What noise does a horse make?’
(Pause) ‘Moo?’
Silly Mummy says, ‘Neigh. Horses neigh.’
The Toddler says, ‘Neigh’.
The Baby says, ‘Ba ba!’

We turn our attention to the chicken. ‘What’s this?’
‘Bird! Tweet tweet!’
‘It is a type of bird, yes. It’s a chicken.’
‘Ooh chicka!’ (The Toddler has been a fan of ‘chickas’ since Easter.)
‘Chickens cluck, don’t they?’
‘Cuck?’ says The Toddler.
‘Ba ba!’ says The Baby.

Silly Mummy holds up another animal and asks, ‘What’s this?’
The Toddler answers, ‘Sheep!’
The Baby says, ‘Ba ba!’
‘What noise does a sheep make?’
The Baby says, ‘Ba ba!’
The Toddler says, ‘Baa!’

The Baby is thrilled. Everyone is now saying ‘ba’. Her persistence with ‘ba’ has paid off: she is accidentally part of the conversation. She says, ‘Ba ba ba!’ The Toddler laughs. The Baby is ecstatic. She has been funny. ‘Ba ba ba!’

21 comments

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you so much for reading & for your lovely comment. I think Baby has hit up on something with her ‘baba’ – if you ‘baba’ long enough, you will eventually become relevant! Anyone can try it!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      It is! My two love to have anybody join in: adults, children, babies, parrots – all welcome! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading.

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Yes, it’s very sweet & funny how their interactions progress as the baby gets older. Thanks for reading!

  1. Mrs Tubbs says:

    That’s so lovely! Everybody in the house says BAA!

    I love the new look at well, The colours are really pretty. (This is where you tell me that the colours were always there and there’s something wrong with my browser settings!) Have a lovely day

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thanks! No, I have changed the look – don’t worry! I spent ages trying to find colours I liked & in the end used one of those sites that gets you hex codes for colours in an image that you like. The image was of cupcakes & roses! New site still not quite finished, & I think I may change fonts (as, though I love this one, I think commas & full stops look the same & it is bugging me!) Anyway, after that digression, you have a lovely day too & thanks for coming by!

  2. Natasha says:

    Aww…this made me smile! I wander if I used “ba” too often when S was a baby, he called a dog “ba” until he was over 2 yrs old!! Loving the new colour scheme of your blog btw πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to #happyquacks x

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Oh thank you – took me ages to pick a scheme I liked! Well, ‘dog’ is so boring – everyone calls them ‘dogs’! Thanks for hosting #happyquacks!

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